E-bulletin:HDC is full of fun events and education for the Spring!!! Art Deco, Film Screening, and Walking Tour Brochures


March 2013, Volume 10, Number 3


Monday Morning Coffee Talk


April 1, 2013

Tenzing Chadotsang, Director of Grants and Outreach, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

8:30am -10:00am

Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan

This program is FREE!  Reservations are required and space is limited.  Please contact: bzay@hdc.org
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission recently launched its Permit Application Guide to help property owners file effective and thorough permit applications on landmark properties.  The guide lists materials to be submitted, describes the criteria a project must meet to qualify for a permit, and explains the preservation principles for those criteria.  The illustrated guide also includes application filing instructions, sample applications and checklists for nine of the most common categories of work that require an LPC permit.  The LPC’s Director of Grants and Outreach, Tenzing Chadotsang, will present the new guide and answer your questions, so please be sure to review the Permit Application Guide prior to the session.   The entire guide or its individual chapters can be downloaded on the LPC website.

To learn more about this and other upcoming Coffee Talks, please click HERE.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————-Secret Lives Tour: The Art and Murals of Hildreth Meière– Uptown Tour

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Join the Historic Districts Council for a very special two-part Secret Lives Tour: The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière. Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was a renowned Art Deco muralist, whose numerous commissions grace government and commercial buildings and houses of worship across the country. In midtown Manhattan alone, Meière’s mosaics decorate Temple Emanu-El and St. Bartholomew’s Church, where she also designed the stained glass clerestory windows. Her enormous mixed-metal and enamel sculptures adorn the façade of Radio City Music Hall. In lower Manhattan, Meière’s mosaics can be seen in the dramatic Red Banking Room at One Wall Street, and in the landmarked lobby of the Walker-Lispenard Building. Curator Catherine Coleman Brawer, author of Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, will lead two tours, one Uptown & one Downtown. The Uptown is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rdat 1:00 p.m. The tour will run approximately 2.5 hours. 

Uptown Tour: $125 for public; $100 for Friends of HDC.

 Please contact ashedd@hdc.org with any questions. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Continuing Education Seminar: 17th, 18th and 19th Century Case Studies

The Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003

Fee: Public – $125 / Friends – $100 Includes continental breakfast

TWA Beyer, Blinder, BelleJoin the Historic Districts Council on Wednesday, April 17th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for the 17th,18th and 19th Century Case Studies continuing education program.  This series will delve into some of New York’s architectural masterpieces from the 17th century to today.  From Ellis Island to the Orchard Beach Bath Houses; the professionals joining us for this program have extensive and diverse backgrounds and will be sharing their incredible knowledge and stories with us of some of New York’s most visited sites.  Joining us are: structural engineer Edmund Meade, Principal at Robert Silman Associates, P.C., Architect Richard Southwick FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Historic Preservation at Beyer Blinder Belle, Architect Walter B. Melvin, LLC, Founding Principal of Melvin Architects and Mary Jablonski, Principal & Conservator of Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. More information to be provided shortly.aia-both

Attend this seminar and receive 4 New York State Continuing Education Credits /AIA credits!!! 

Please contact ashedd@hdc.org or 212.614.9107 with any inquires about the event.



with the documentarian of the film: Megan Sperry

Monday, April 29th 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.

You must RSVP to attend. Please contact ashedd@hdc.org or 212.614.9107.








The Community Preservation Corporation’s “New Domino” project—the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Factory on the East River into a complex of 2,200 apartments and condos in towers up to 40 stories high—serves as the film’s case study for examining the complex politics of urban development in the 21st century.

Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while also shedding light on issues encountered by residents of cities all across the country. Why have decent jobs and affordable housing for the middle and working classes become increasingly scarce while gleaming towers of luxury condos, high-end retail, and offices continue to rise? What is at stake in the shaping of the 21st century city and how can we intervene to protect the neighborhoods we love?




2012 Walking Tour Brochures are now available for sale on our website!!!!

Only $10 for all six brochures (shipping included).

Each brochure has beautiful pictures, along with historic and contemporary information about the neighborhoods.

To purchase the brochures click here

Six to Celebrate is generously supported by The New York Community Trust. Additional support for the Six to Celebrate Tours is provided by New York City Councilmembers Margaret Chin, Inez Dickens, Vincent Gentile, Daniel Garodnick, Stephen Levin and Rosie Mendez.


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